Tuesday, 25 April 2017

#166 Trörkrvisätänsrökrëh / Anderkrasü / Exhrpändra Ek - Movretmakre Indvrlihbrost Anderkrasüp

I can assure you that your browser hasn't crashed - this release is just another in the vein of artists performing lip service to Les Legions Noires - sometimes with genuine vision, and sometimes with utter disregard and pure inability to perform anything of genuine interest.

I'm going to avoid a write up on this one, and let you guys enter this release with no preconceptions.
Let me know what you think... I can already hear Velkaarn over at Asmodian Coven sighing.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

#165 The Parents of Oude Pekela - As Satan Spawns from the Grave of a Thousand Infants

Describing this isn't easy. This is from the same vein as Apator, Exmortes, and similar. This concept album deals with a small town associated with Satanic Rituals and Child Abuse, and the whole release is based around the concept of the children tortured to death. It's extremely harrowing subject matter, and deeply unsettling.

I suggest listening with headphones, darkness, and a real focused mind. This release will unsettle you horribly, and there's very few musical experiences like it.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

#164 Felon Wind - Ipse Faciet

I know this is a recent release, but it goes against the grain in many ways. Firstly, this was recently released rather secretly as a one-off side project of Wulkanaz. It doesn't seem to have been given an official release - I got my copy (this post is a direct rip of said tape) from the artist directly.

The reasons I chose to post this so soon are simply because it's actually hard to find, it featured in my image contest (and was subsequently revealed by some eagle-eyed readers), and it's damned good and already on numerous request lists.

I'll not divulge too much into the sounds and concepts found herewithin - discover it at your own remit. I don't expect too many of you to dislike this.

Friday, 7 April 2017

#163 Spellbound - Brave Hordes of War

The second of the nine from the zoomed in picture thread is now here - and NS warnings to those that wish for them. I doubt you were shocked by the preview picture, to be fair.

This is the second release from a rather obscure Brazilian Horde. I can't find the first, so if anyone can, I'll be rather grateful.

Edit : Despite owning this rip for over a year, it appears that just last week, someone posted both releases to YouTube. I feel I should add that this wasn't a rip from there. Bad timing, as always EC...

How does it sound? I think you'll like it. It's a bit ahead of it's time. The guitars are hypnotic, the vocals are very deep and gruff, and the drums, despite being the weakest part of the demo, are both relevant and somehow weak at the same time.

This being said, it's not a bad release at all.